Targetted at the budget-conscious, AMD’s latest B450 chipset is now featured on a variety of motherboards produced by its industry partners. Coming in largely under SGD 300, AMD B450 motherboards are perfect for those who are willing to trade peripheral support for a better price.
Compared to the X450 chipset which is aimed at enthusiasts who demand the best performance, the B450 is slightly more limited in its functions. It only supports a single graphics card, has fewer PCIe Gen 2 lanes (six, as compared to eight on the X450), has fewer SATA 6Gbps ports (four, as compared to six on the six), and has only six USB3.1 Gen 1 ports to the ten found on the X450.
Aside from these differences in IO and peripheral support, both ranges are largely similar.
ASUS newly-announced range of B450 Motherboards consists of six models, with four regular-sized boards: the ROG Strix B450-F Gaming (SGD 239), Prime B450-Plus (SGD 185), Prime B450M-A (SGD 162), and TUF B450-Plus Gaming (SGD 189). They are joined with small form factor boards: the mini-ITX ROG Strix B450-I Gaming (SGD 282) and micro-ATX TUF B450M-Plus (SGD 199) Gaming.
The top-tier ROG Strix motherboards offer a great range of customisations with ASUS Aura Sync lighting, Fan Xpert 4 and 5-way optimisation.
All motherboards will be available in Singapore from 1st October.
Gigabyte comes with four entrants: the full-sized B450 Aorus Pro, and the B450 Aorus Pro WiFi, along with micro-ATX boards, the B450 Aorus M and the B450M DS3H. The two pro models sport dual M.2 slots with thermal guards and a hybrid digital PWM.
MSI leads the pack with the sheer number of releases this year. Full-sized options include the B450 Gaming Pro Carbon AC, B450 Gaming Plus, B450 Tomahawk, and the B450-A Pro. For more compact builds, MSI has the B450M Gaming Plus, B450I Gaming Plus AC, B450M Mortar Titanium, B450M Mortar, B450M Bazooka, B450M Pro-VDH, and B450M Pro-M2.